Trot In '07...How Great Would That Be.....
This from today's Herald, and then the usual from me.....
"At age 32, making $6.5 million this season, with the younger, more powerful Wily Mo Pena around, it would seem Trot’s days are numbered. It’s a tribute to him that’s he’s lasted this long in one place, especially with the allure of free agency.
“I’ve wanted to play here. My passion is to play here,” Nixon said. “Maybe I’ve done things right. I might not have all the ability in the world, I don’t put up super monster numbers year after year, but I try to play the game right, and maybe that’s why management has wanted me to play here.”
And maybe that’s why his heart is telling him they’ll want him to play here again."
Peter here, and oh yes, my heart tells me in no uncertain terms that Trot will be back next year, to patrol the elusively tough right field at Fenway Park. He's no Dewey Evans, but defensively he is in a different league than anyone else who runs out there, to the toughest field to play defensively at our Fenway. Right field. He's light years better. And just for that reason, I hope the management will sign him to a reasonable short term, say 2 year, contract. I think Trot would go for that in a heartbeat.....Trot won't be looking for a 3 or 4 year deal that was dangled, and then not, to Johnny Damon. He'd be affordable (listen up John Henry) and he will provide the best right field glove that we have right now, for another two years. Case closed. At least for me. Comments welcome, but don't compare Wily Mo's defense in this, the toughest outfield that Fenway offers. I've seen Dewey play live dozens of times at the Fens, and WMP is an embarassment. TROT '07! Spread the word.
Oh, and Curt Schilling starts tonight, maybe Papi's 50th home run night, maybe not. But a good performance by Schill is what he'd like to see, and of course, so would we. And the medical people are re-examining Manny's knee today. I think he should be shut down and that knee thoroughly examined, scoped and cleaned out, IF NECESSARY. So he'll be ready for '07 also, batting fourth, where he has Papi's back. No one on Earth does THAT any better.